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Issues and Women
Did you know.....
American women are 4 times more likely to die from Addiction related
illness than they are from breast cancer?.
Brandeis University, 1993
High Risk for Alcohol
Family History &
The development of alcohol use problems, including alcoholism, is
influenced by multiple genes (i.e., what we inherit), the environment
(i.e., where and how we live), and interactions between the two.
Alcohol Alert NO.48, 7/2000
Economic Report-Problem Drinkers, Underage
consumption---Good customers for the Alcohol Industry
Family History of Alcoholism?
There are an estimated 26.8 million
children of alcoholics in the United States,
American women are 4 times more
likely to die from Addiction related illness than they are from breast
Brandeis University, 1993
Prison Women and Cycle of
516,200 women on probation (72% of the total), 44,700 women in local
jails (70% of the total), 49,200 women in State prisons (65% of the
total), and 5,400 women in Federal prisons (59% of the total) have minor
Greenfield, Lawrence A., and Snell, Tracy L., US Department of Justice,
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Women Offenders (Washington, DC: US
Department of Justice, December 1999), p. 7, Table 17.
How we began,
HopeNetworks, founded in Louisiana, as a result
of a woman who faced great adversity, another statistic is
what she and her children could have been, and statistically should
have been, but something made a difference, people who cared enough
networked together to support her,
and today she is developing
support systems for communities to do the same!
Join us today, and be a part network of hope and healing. If
you are looking for information on Advocacy in Recovery, please make
sure you sign up at
www.werecover.org, a project grown from the reality experienced
by many "In Recovery" collaborating in HopeNetworks. WeRecover
is focused on education and action for individuals, and groups, and
family focused solely centered in advocacy and education for and by
those in Recovery!
message from our founder
more than 14 years of recovery, my greatest hope is working with
other like minded people and organizations, to bring a path of hope
to millions in need. Louisiana has one of the nation's highest
rates of poverty, incarceration, and illiteracy in the nation.
Social ills we know directly correlate to the neglect of addiction
related illness, and the overwhelming need for comprehensive
solutions. We hope to serve as a model for other states considering the staggering
effect that alcoholism, and other drug addictions have had on our
states health and safety.
culture is unique, and although there are extraordinary problems
facing our communities, there are too extraordinary people to work
towards the solution. This is true across the country, and uniting
our common purpose with individual actions, we become the solution.
Information, education, awareness,
progressive initiatives will allow us
to move forward together. I have great hope for my own children, and
believe we must take action now for their future.
A tenacious desire to see that today's hurt will not be theirs
in the years to come, brings the need to work
together to heal the issues destroying our communities. Too
many are unaware of the root cause, seeing only the consequences and
facing the issue only to address the "clean up". Substance
Abuse and addiction then cycle generation to generation, and the
results have consequences that benefit know one and places costs on
Together, we are
utilizing technology resources to make the impossible, happen!
We have more opportunity to actually participate in efforts to bring
change forward to our communities. Connecting those across
many focus areas, and providing this information
and resource has made all the difference.
We are driven as
to be a catalyst
to change, to offer hope for those suffering and impacted
by abuse and addiction. The good news is with almost no
resource, our ever-growing network of supportive members are
taking action! Technology provides us today, with a new way to
connect, mobilize, and work together to improve our communities.
sure you sign
up today to stay connected and get our regular e-mails!
More on our work together.....
detox beds were to be cut, our actions help save those beds- while
we continue to work for positive change.
see this action alert.
Samantha-Hope Atkins, "Volvo For Life" awards/stories.
a profile- get our reports by area of interest, Sign Up!
2003 HopeNetworks Rally for Recovery!!
Video Loophole in LA
drinking age law, testimony may take up to 5min to begin
in your windows media player--
Public Service Announcements for Louisiana Recovery Day, SoberJam
Addiction is a Brain disease
Parents, our children and risks related to poor
alcohol warning labels
More on Alcohol
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"A child who reaches
21 without smoking, abusing alcohol or using drugs is virtually
certain never to do so."-
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.,
CASA very instrumental in
supporting real policy that is effective
Alcoholism can be treated and people do recover.
Alcoholism treatment programs use both
counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Most
alcoholics need help to recover from their disease. With support and
treatment, many people are able to stop drinking and rebuild their